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FontForge allows scripting via python, or with it’s legacy scripter, has built-in error recovery, and allows opening, editing, and converting any of the following formats:

  • UFO (Unified Font Object)
  • WOFF (Web Open Format)
  • TrueType
  • OpenType
  • PostScript
  • Multiple-Master
  • CFF
  • SVG
  • Macintosh formats, including dfont and bin
  • Bitmap formats (bdf, FON, NFNT)
  • And its own SFD format.

FontForge can also extract fonts fom PDFs and validate fonts for potential issues.

To install FontForge, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install fontforge

To upgrade FontForge, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade fontforge


  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'fontforge'
    $packageSearch = "$packageName"
    $installerType = 'exe'
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    $scriptPath = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
    $ahkFile = Join-Path $scriptPath "chocolateyUninstall.ahk"
    $ahkExe = 'AutoHotKey'
    $ahkRun = "$Env:Temp\$(Get-Random).ahk"
    Copy-Item $ahkFile "$ahkRun" -Force
    Start-Process $ahkExe $ahkRun
    Get-ItemProperty -Path @( 'HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*',
                              'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*' ) `
                     -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue `
    | Where-Object   { $_.DisplayName -like "$packageSearch*" } `
    | ForEach-Object { Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                                                   -FileType "$installerType" `
                                                   -SilentArgs "$($silentArgs)" `
                                                   -File "$($_.UninstallString.Replace('"',''))" `
                                                   -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes }
    Remove-Item "$ahkRun" -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ahk Show
    SendMode Input
    SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%
    SetTitleMatchMode, 1   ;match if begins
    DetectHiddenText, off
    DetectHiddenWindows, off
    winTitle = Uninstall ahk_class #32770
    WinWait, %winTitle%, Do you want to remove, 120
  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'fontforge'
    $installerType = 'exe'
    $url = ''
    $checksum = 'da0b7499cd8f5f18e6164884aea55af4'
    $checksumType = 'md5'
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                              -FileType "$installerType" `
                              -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                              -Url "$url" `
                              -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                              -Checksum "$checksum" `
                              -ChecksumType "$checksumType"

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • George Williams


© 2001 George Williams


Release Notes



  • Automatically built and uploaded by dtgm

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
FontForge 2015.08.24.20150930 742 Wednesday, September 30, 2015 approved
FontForge 2015.06.12 204 Tuesday, June 30, 2015 approved
FontForge 2014.12.31.20 399 Sunday, January 11, 2015 approved
FontForge 2014.11.26 250 Wednesday, December 10, 2014 approved

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